There are numerous different styles and variations of children’s and kids beds that range in both price and quality. From traditional bed frames to the most popular in the range, bunk beds, right through to the mid range cabin beds, mid sleepers, loft beds, disney beds and more, this can be an opportunity to create a safe space for your child that is more than just a place to lay their head, rather, with multifunctional offerings, your child can learn and play too thanks to built in desks, storage and more. There are other options too for children, albeit rarer and harder to come by including the popular trundle beds (most commonly sold by Julian Bowen, who have this corner of the market nailed on) through to double beds and starter beds. One thing for sure, this age group demands more from their bed than the toddler bed they have been growing up in so far.
What are the main things to consider when buying a kids bed?
Like all furniture, there's a price point to quality cost ratio that will be evident the moment you lay eyes on the frame which may be a factor depending on how long you expect the bed to last. I remember sharing bunk beds when I was younger, lasting from age 4 through to when I moved out for university dorms at 17. Fortunately the good quality pine bunk bed was able to hold out all those years, but depending on your purchase depends on whether you will be quite so lucky.
One thing is for sure, your child's comfort, support and happiness can be tied to a good night's sleep. Don't sacrifice and make the right decision.
Depending on which type of frame you go for, you might find a unique all in one solution with a high sleeper. These feature a place to study underneath with desk space and sometimes a futon, allowing your child a unique space to learn and play while maximizing space in the room.
What size bed frame is suitable for a child?
Probably the main factor when it comes to choosing the right bed frame will generally be dependent on the size of the room. You can get double beds for children but that could result in a smaller surface area for things like play and learning, as such the most popular frame for kids is a single frame which gives the child enough room to grow and stretch out without impeding on floor space.
How safe are children’s beds?
Childrens beds are as safe as any other bed frame provided they are used correctly. One of the most popular bed frames for children, the bunk bed, does carry additional risk due to its height off the ground. Fortunately bunk beds have a decent protective rail that prevents children falling out but there is a caveat around the mattress height. See, the rail is only protective when the depth of the mattress doesn’t protrude beyond safe limits otherwise your child might find the guard rail too small and thereby fall out the bed from quite a height.